Monthly Archives: August 2016
In 1986, my favourite band was called Easterhouse.Read the full story..
Manchester hasn’t been devoid of comedy this August, but there are a fair few local acts representing the city at the Edinburgh Fringe.Read the full story..
Their motto is ‘bake it, bring it, share it, eat it’. As mottos go, it’s a good one.Read the full story..
After a summer of uncertainty and a national divide following Brexit, it was perhaps fitting that Rochdale’s Feel Good festival should be accompanied by a near constant downpour.Read the full story..
Although I’m led to believe there were some loudmouthed Kinks fans who expected more of a singalong as well as, equally annoyingly, some professional reviewers who seemed smugly ignorant of the band’s substantial output, there are many reasons why Sunny Afternoon is so much more than just another jukebox musical.Read the full story..
Win tickets to The Gin Society Festival at Manchester CathedralRead the full story..
The New Statesman says that the North is in need of ‘a cultural renewal’. Really? Helen Palmer, Co-Director of Creative Tourist and Palmer Squared, a consultancy specialising in the cultural and tourism sector, responds to this for Northern Soul.Read the full story..
One of the biggest interview clichés is someone describing their life experiences as “a journey”. However, if anyone has earned the right to use the dreaded “J” word then it’s performer Kate O’Donnell.Read the full story..
- 125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre
- Beautiful, fruitful, peaceful: discovering Ruskin in Sheffield
- Art, heritage and looking to the future: the Weavers Factory opens in Uppermill
- Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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Thought for the Day: ”Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and the shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman